Engineering & Design©2015 Hydrocarbon Processing60Engineering & DesignAvoid counterproductive project management practices, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTConsider technology to reduce compressor vibration and noise problems, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTControl on the wire(less), 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTDCS migration: Lessons learned, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTFine-tune monitoring of critical compressors, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTGerman refinery successfully modernizes safety system, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTGlobal PE demand growth to drive downstream expansions, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTMalaysia embarks on ambitious downstream transformation programGoals include more production at offshore fields, as well as constructing downstream projects in Pengerang, Bintulu and the launch of the world’s first floating LNG vessel., 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTMaximize LPG recovery from fuel gas using a dividing wall columnRefiners are challenged to recover LPG from mixed fuel gas streams due to the difficulty of separating the lighter components from bulk gas. To maintain profitability, it is essential to direct all of the crude oil components to the optimum disposition. This practice is becoming more significant due to increasing LPG demand in some countries and the supply of lighter crudes in countries such as the US., 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTPlan now to deal with stressed equipment later, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTShale gas drives new opportunities for US downstreamThis shift to lighter feeds for the SC will reduce the future availability of other petrochemical feedstocks—in particular, propylene., 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTState of the US petrochemical/chemical industry, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTWithout reliability, there can be no safety, 01 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT2014 global construction year in review: 72% growth in new projects, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT2015 downstream forecast reaches all-time highIn 2015, the HPI’s capital, maintenance and operating budgets are expected to exceed $324 B. Global announced project spending continues to surge to satisfy increasing demand for petroleum products., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT3D laser scanning impacts asset lifecycle management, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTCase 82: Be cautious when purchasing ‘first of kind’ equipment, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTEditors’/Readers’ Choice 2014According to Hydrocarbon Processing’s Construction Boxscore Database, over $1.143 trillion in announced global projects are at various stages of development. Using the Boxscore Database, HP editors identified 12 projects that will have the highest impact to the global or regional downstream industry. HP readers voted online to select the top project in each category., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTEmbedded virtualization in process automation systems, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTExperience meets innovation: World-class coke drum replacement projectSix large coke drums at Chevron’s El Segundo refinery, which supplies 20% of Southern California’s vehicle fuel, were showing signs of aging after 46 years in service., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTGlobally, the HPI is building new capacityThe HPI continues to expand to meet increasing demand for energy, transportation fuels, and petrochemical-based consumer products. As confirmed by HP’s HPI Market Data 2015 forecast, numerous construction projects are under various stages of development for the refining, petrochemical and gas processing/LNG industries., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTHow to select compressors for various process services, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTHP News, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTImprove execution of capital projects with advanced technologiesThe E&C industry is now poised for a major leap forward in utilizing advancements in information technologies and, thus, enabling itself to greatly boost project performance., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTMexico’s major grassroots effort: Ethylene XXI projectThe federal government, through Pemex Gas and Petroquímica Básica, using the law that regulates Mexican oil, decided to promote private investment to build a new major petrochemical complex called Ethylene XXI., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTReplan: Modernizing Brazil’s largest crude oil refineryThe project included installing two hydrodesulfurization (HDS) units for the cracked naphtha produced by two catalytic cracking units, a coker naphtha hydrotreating (HDT) unit, and a catalytic reforming unit., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTRocking the LNG boat: FLNG projects get liquefaction off the groundFloating LNG (FLNG) projects have been receiving much attention recently as a flexible, alternative solution to onshore LNG projects. A review of major planned and under-construction floating liquefaction projects shows how the technology is gaining ground around the world., 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTSuccessful project development and execution: Beyond EPC to ‘T-EPC’, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTTrends from Texas A&M’s 43rd Turbomachinery and 30th Pump Symposia, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTUpdate on control and safety systems for turbomachinery, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT